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Sheila Doyle and Louisa Doyle who were taking part in the 16K coastal walk in aid of the RNLI Rosslare Harbour on Saturday.

Sheila Doyle and Louisa Doyle who were taking part in the 16K coastal walk in aid of the RNLI Rosslare Harbour on Saturday.

Sheila Doyle and Louisa Doyle who were taking part in the 16K coastal walk in aid of the RNLI Rosslare Harbour on Saturday.



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com. At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €5,300. The winning numbers were 1, 8, 18 and 27. Congratulations to the six match-three winners who each received €35. The match-three winners were Pat Redmond, Angela Hogan, Mary Jordan, Oisin Lyons, Raymond Doyle and Catherine Pettitt. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, May 23, and the jackpot now stands at €5,500.


Last week's winner was Ann Marron winning €173. The next draw is on Thursday, May 25, in Rathangan Bar.

Kickstart Preschool

Kickstart Preschool, an early learning academy for preschoolers aged two to five years, is opening in Rathangan hall this coming September 2017. Please phone 086 3365018 to receive an information pack, Only 11 Free Ecce places available, provisional booking advised. Kickstart will be holding an open day late June.

clothing collection

Cleariestown Community Playgroup will be having a Fundraising used clothing collection on Monday, June 12. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Old mobile phones will also be accepted. You can drop off any items at the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Little Breeches

Enrolment has now started in Little Breeches for September 2017. Little Breeches caters for children aged between 2.5 and six years and offers morning and afternoon sessions. Limited places are available. Contact Sinéad for more information or to book your place, by phone at 087 9852960 or by email, at sineadwhite119@gmail.com.

Fastnet Rovers FC

The club AGM will be on Sunday, May 28, at 4 p.m. in Rathangan. Please come along. FAI summer Soccer Camp will be held at Fastnet Rovers on w/c August 7. To book a place at the camp go to summersoccerschools.ie.

Congratulations to our under-12 team who have secured promotion and are now in a championship playoff final v Barntown, currently scheduled for Wednesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at the All Blacks pitch. Please come along and support our team.

Cúl Camps

This year's Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp for both boys and girls covering football, hurling and camogie will take place in St Anne's GAA Club Grounds from Monday, July 17, to Friday, July 21. Children will get to learn GAA games from qualified coaches in a safe and fun environment. Children from six to 13 years.

Cost of Cúl Camp this year is as follows: First Child €60, second Child €50, third child and subsequent children €40 each. The get in early campaign is in place till June 1 for priority bookings. (This means you will receive your gear before the end of June).

Table quiz

There is a table quiz Friday, May 26, at 9 p.m. in the Wheelhouse Bar, Baldwinstown in aid of the upkeep of Baldwinstown Community Hall.

Bannow Show date

The Bannow & Rathangan Show takes place at Killag Duncormick on Thursday July 13, schedules will be out shortly, more details next week.

Rosslare Harbour

St Paul's AC

Last weekend the County Throws Championships wastaking place at DMP track in Drinagh. The poor weather conditions didn't put our athletes off as Emma Owens was 1st in the Senior Hammer and 2nd in the Senior Discus. Gergley Pap and Milan Kovacs competed in the U16 Discus with Gergley taking Gold and Milan Silver.

Sunday of that weekend was another great day at Day 2 of County Track and Field Championships in Enniscorthy where 23 of our young athletes competed and they bagged 17 medals between them. Although the weather was a little showery for the first half of the day it didn't hamper our athletes with all of them making it through their heats in the sprints and many of them making the Finals.

Athletes on the day were: U9 Artem Kelly, Elijah Paige Redmond, Addison Tormey U10 Ellen Goggin, Aoibheann Quirke, Lucia Donohue, Sophie Whitehead, Hannah Kelly U11 Lucas Paige Redmond, Evan Englebrecht & Jacob Sumec U12 Rob Stirling & Padraic Moran U13 Abby Lambert, Bonnie Murphy & Zara Newport U14 Ciara Martin & Oscar Barros U15 Emma Carr U16 Maeve Hayes, Gergley Pap & Milan Kovacs U18 Boys Sammy Delaney Our medal winners were: U9 Elijah 2nd in the 60m sprint & 300m U10 Aoibheann 3rd 60m sprint U12 Rob 3rd Long Jump U13 Bonnie 2nd 60m Hurdles & 3rd 80m Sprint U14 Ciara 2nd 800m U16 Maeve 1st 80m Hurdles, 1st High Jump & 2nd Shot U16 Gergley 1st Shot & Milan 3rd Shot U18 Sammy 1st Long Jump & 3rd 800m & 3rd 200m We also had two relay teams that ran extremely well both finishing in 3rd place - U10 girls comprised of Hannah Kelly, Lucia Donohoe, Aiobheann Quirke and Addison Tormey and U12 boys were Rob Stirling, Evan Englebrecht, Lucas Paige Redmond & Padraic Moran.

Thank you to Murphy's Supervalu & Kelly's Bakery for supplying the club with refreshments again on the day

Thursday was Day 1 of the Leinster Schools Track & Field Championships held at Mortom Stadium, Santry. St Pauls had two atheltes competing, Gergley Pap representing CBS and Emma Carr representing Loreto Wexford. Gergley was first in the Junior Shot and secnd in the Hammer. Emma competed in the Minor Long Jump. Congratulations to both.

Active Retirement

May 23: Trade and Tourism show RDS Dublin (free doors open at 10.30). May 25: 3 p.m. Tea and bingo in Hotel Rosslare. May 30: 11 a.m. to midday Next YOGA in Hotel Rosslare. May 31: Marigold Festival Tower Hotel, Waterford - Health and Wellbeing Exhibition - free

2017 annual Holiday: Monday, September 25, Connemara Coast Hotel, Co Galway. Five days/4 nights. €335pps, single supplement €40 (€10 per night). Deposits required €50 per person. Balance will be due at the September 5, Can be paid in installments over the coming weeks. Non-members are welcome at the same prices. Please pay Jim. Hotel Rosslare reception. Friday 11 a.m. to midday.

Next general meeting June 6 3 p.m. Hotel Rosslare Committee meets 2 p.m.

st mary's GAA

Lotto numbers were 4, 21, 25 and 29. There were two match-three winners Fred Rossiter, Diarmuid Heuston. Jackpot next week is €8,150.

Cúl Camp dates are as follows and should be booked early to ensure your child gets their place and gear: July 10 to July 14, August 14 to August 18. Book at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

Rosslare Strand

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is starting on Friday, June 2, at 9 a.m. in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre. Call Sharon at 086 1943527 €5pp (payg) Bring Blanket/mat and cushion Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Swim Week

Swim Week and Water Safety Week is on this year from July 10 to July 15. To book call Eliz at 087 2470493.

Scoil Mhuire

Family Fun Morning and Craft Fair takes place on June Bank Holiday Sunday in Scoil Mhuire Rosslare from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will be divided between the school and the church. All the usual attractions for a fun filled morning. This year we would like to offer the opportunity to any person who would like to take a stall to sell their crafts (similar to the Craft Fair at Christmas) if you wish to have a stall please contact Georgina in the school office at 053 9132501.

Community Childcare

Lollitots are currently enrolling for ECCE free preschool places for September 2017. If you would like to enrol your child or more information please drop in or call 053 9132770.


Ongoing activities at Rosslare Community/Sports Centre area are as follows. New members always welcome to all classes/groups.

Forever Fit Active 60's - Saturdday at 11.30 a.m. Fun gentle fitness. Booking Essential to know numbers €8 (payg) Call Amanda 087 9713339.

Pilates - Friday at 10 a.m. €7 per class or (€25 x five pre-booked class) Call Theresa 089 4620552.

Tai Chi - Monday and Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. on the beach.

Forever Fit - Saturday at 10 a.m. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) Call Amanda 087 9713339.

St Paul's Athletics Club - Monday and Wednesday at 5.30 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417.

Menapian's Athletics Club Thursday at 7 p.m. Call David at 085 1621700.

Rosslare Bowls Club - Call Catherine 086 8177679 Rosslarebowlsclub.com.

Men's Sheds - Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim 087 6815029.

Women's Sheds - Thursday 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Call Anne - 086 8293833.

Rosslare Tennis Club - Friday at 9.30 a.m. New players wanted. €2

Rosslare Badminton Club - Every Saturday at 11 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3

Rosslare Boxing Club - Tuesday and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Suitable from 9+yrs Call Mark 086 8975979.

Rosslare Strand Schoolboys/girls AFC - under-nine and under-10 boys Wed 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-11 boys Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-14 boys Wed 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., under-10 girls Tuesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-12 girls Mon 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-14 girls Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Boggan's Tennis Lessons - Back Friday, April 28, from 3.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m.; €5 pp or €7 for two children of same family; first-6th class; rackets available; in-doors if raining;Prize for walking/cycling home afterwards. children who walk or cycle home after every lesson could win a new bike. Monthly prizes - Prize's end of year: overall Best Player and Best Attendance trophies. Volunteers welcome. Call Val 086 8273212.

TC Gymnastics - TC Gymnastics - New six-week term starting on Wednesday, April 26, at 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Suitable for first - sixth class. €6 per week (payg) or €30 for six weeks (prepaid). Parent must be present on first day to register. Call Tommy at 089 9693008.

Counselling Service - Available Thursday mornings and Sat afternoons. €25. Call Lorraine 086 1220394.

Rosslare Youth Club - Volunteers Needed - Back Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. New members welcome. Join our group on Facebook for updates. Suitable for all first - sixth years. €2 per week.

Family Fun Morning

A Family Fun Morning and Craft Fair will take place on June Bank Holiday Sunday in Scoil Mhuire Rosslare from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds divided between the school and the church. All the usual attractions for a fun filled morning. This year we would like to offer the opportunity to any person who would like to take a stall to sell their crafts (similar to the Craft Fair at Christmas) if you wish to have a stall please contact Georgina in the school office at 053 9132501.


Congratulations to this week's winner Genevieve Walsh, who picked up €160. Our envelopes are available from Cushen's Tagoat, Nosh N Coffee, The Enterprise centre, The Lotus Restaurant, Turners Garage, McGuire's Hardware, Lollitots, Tides, The Bay, Centra, Kelly's Cafe in Meadows and Byrne, Cois Barry House, Kelly's Hotel Swimming Pool, The Pharmacy, The Hospital Shop, Rosslare Bookies and Seashells. Please Like Us on Facebook for all the latest info. The next draw will take place in the Bay on Friday, May 26.

Cois Barry House

The Community House is now taking bookings for 2017 so if you want to hold a party or meeting etc, please contact David Clancy 087 7631605. The youth club now meeting every Monday evening at 5.30 p.m. and Taek Won Do on Saturday mornings and AA Meetings are on every Sunday Evening at 8 p.m.

Spinning Classes - Probably the most fun while getting fit that you can have on a bike Tuesday morning 9.45 and 6.30 p.m. that evening also Thursday 9.45 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. come along and join in we promise no pot holes.

Tidy Towns

Weather dictates everything so we had something of a lull in our preparations for this year's Adjudication. However, the time was well spent in completing the very comprehensive Entry Form which will be on its way in a day or two.

The Council's Litter Warden is following up on the reckless disposal of Black Litter Bags, we would ask all Residents and interested parties to keep an eye out as this behaviour must not be tolerated.

With all the mention of dog dirt people might begin to think that we do not like dogs, nothing could be further from the truth, all we ask for is the co-operation of the dog oners and this is for the good of the Village but even more importantly it is to protect the health, especially of children.

Friday, May 5, we organised a Bird Survey in the Grove, this was done with the help of some children from Scoil Mhuire and Niamh Lennon Biodiversity Expert Wexford CC although the day was very wet it was very successful in that quite a number of Birds were identified and the bird-song was beautiful. This will continue on a Monthly basis and the results will be made available thereafter. We Thank Niamh, and Scoil Mhuire.

Also May 18 was the final of the four part Seminar on 'Stop the Food Waste Challenge ', a full report will be made available next week, meanwhile we wish to thank Cliona Connolly, Environment Awareness Office at Wexford CC and Betty Kehoe, who was the facilitor. Betty made it both an interesting and enjoyable Seminar.

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